Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:13pm
FATALITY--Paramedics, fire department, deputies and mortuary officials complete the task of removing a body from the scene of an accident last week after two-vehicles collided in Fairbury. Alcohol was a factor in the accident. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
A multi-vehicle accident involving two carloads of teens resulted in a fatality and one arrest.
On April 27 at approximately 4:55 p.m., an accident occurred east of Sixth and F in Fairbury with multiple teens injured and one teen killed. All involved were from Fairbury.
Alcohol was a factor in the accident, according to police officials.
One female teen was arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and motor-vehicle homicide. Others in the vehicle were transported to area hospitals including Hebron, Beatrice and Fairbury with multiple injuries, some critical. The name of the teen killed had not been released as of press time.
“Until the investigation is complete, with this being a minor, we are not releasing any information at this time,” Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk said.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:12pm
Calling it a very important first step, Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward said he was pleased the city will be entering a new phase of promoting economic development.
"We have had no economic development activity for more than a decade," he said. "None. Not a thing. So I think what we're doing now is a great first step."
That first step referred to by Ward is the city's involvement in the state-sponsored Economic Development Certified Community Program. During Tuesday's meeting of the Fairbury city council, city administrator Collin Bielser explained more about the program.
Bielser said presently there are 38 communities in Nebraska involved in the program, which is designed to foster business development and expansion with the assistance of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:11pm
In an effort to not disturb the bats that reside in the trees along the road during the PWF Construction Project, the county was advised that it only has until May 30 to clear the trees and brush that would interfere with the construction.
Tim Farmer of Speece Lewis Engineers, who is serving as the interim highway superintendent, explained that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers listed that condition in the permit for the project.
“In the mail yesterday (Monday), we did receive the corps permit for the PWF Road, and it did have the restriction I was afraid of on the removing trees from June 1 to July 30,” said Farmer. “We’re talking with the contractor, and I told him ‘whichever culverts you’re going to work on, go get those sites cleared in that time frame.’”
Commissioner Mark Schoenrock asked what the significance of those dates are, and Farmer responded.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:11pm
On Friday, April 29, Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward, center, marked Arbor Day by helping plant a tree in McNish Park and signing a proclamation. Helping Ward plant the tree was Laura Bedlan, City Zoning Administrator, left, and Collin Bielser, City Administrator. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:07pm
Recently, it was announced that Fairbury’s application to join the Southern Nebraska Conference was approved.
In the coming years, Fairbury will be competing against the other Southern Nebraska Conference Schools: Centennial, David City, Fillmore, Heartland, Milford, Sandy Creek, Superior, Sutton, Thayer Central and Wilber-Clatonia.
Fairbury applied to join the conference earlier this year as an effort to even the playing field. Athletic Director Nicholas Kroon provided an overview of the events since the application was submitted.
“Since the last time, they voted us in,” said Kroon. “I never did hear a final vote, but I was guess that, after the last time, they didn’t have a quorum, so it went to another meeting. So, we’ve kind of been in limbo, waiting. But now, they voted us in.”
Now that the application has been approved, Kroon stated that he is working to organize the schedule with some more games.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:54am
(Left to Right): Mike McLain, Fairbury Agronomy Branch Manager, Ryan Bailey, Blue Valley Community Action, Eric Bartels, Fairbury Tire Shop Manager, Larry Miller, Vehicle Service Branch Manager and Dennis Kenning, Sales and Marketing Manager.(contributed photo)
Nearly 50 million people in the United States are facing issues of hunger. Facts show that 1 out 6 household have hunger issues at some point in time. Many of these households have children who need nourishment for proper physical and mental development. In an effort to help fight hunger the Farmers Cooperative is providing support to local food banks. The Farmers Cooperative donated $4,300 to the Blue Valley Community Action and then teamed up with Land O’Lakes, and the “Invest an Acre Program” to provide a total of $12,900 in support to Blue Valley Community Action. These funds will support Food Pantry’s in Jefferson, Saline, Seward, York, and Fillmore Counties.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:42am
April 24: One female subject arrested on an arrest warrant. Female subject was charged with resisting arrest.
April 25: Mark B. Hicok stated that he was driving north on Endicott Ave. in a 1999 Chevrolet when a deer came out of the east ditch. He stated that he applied his brakes to avoid the deer as he was entering the curve, causing his vehicle to slide into the east bridge rail. The vehicle was towed by an unidentified vehicle to the west edge of Endicott Ave., south of the bridge, prior to law enforcement arrival. The vehicle was totaled.
April 25: Tina P. Herring was westbound on Highway 4 in a 2003 Chrysler when a deer came out of the south ditch and ran into the vehicle. There was $2,200 of damage.
April 27: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s K9 Unit was requested for a school sniff at the Superior High School.
April 28: Traffic stop leads to probation violation for possession of a concealed weapon.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:04am
On April 12 Roger and Jayne Roskilly of Deshler (formerly of Endicott), attended the Student Recognition and Awards ceremony at Central Community College in Hastings. Their son Ronald was recognized for being on the Student Activities Advisory Committee. This committee plans special and social events for the campus, and is part of the campus committee structure as a spokesperson voicing student ideas, concerns and suggestions.
Ronald also received the 2015-2016 Honor Student Award in Media Arts/Broadcasting. He has maintained a 4.0 average throughout his college career. He is the Grandson of Virginia Roskilly of Fairbury.